Section 75 of the Northern Ireland Act 1998 (the Act) requires public authorities, in carrying out their functions relating to Northern Ireland, to have due regard to the need to promote equality of opportunity and regard to the desirability of promoting good relations across a range of categories outlined in the Act.
This draft Equality Scheme sets out how the Department for Infrastructure (DfI) proposes to fulfil the Section 75 statutory duties (the Duties).
A number of amendments have been made to Chapter 4 on “our arrangements for assessing, monitoring and publishing the impact of policies” in particular to screening paragraphs.
Responding to this Consultation
We welcome any comments or questions on our draft Equality Scheme. You can respond to the consultation via the details below or telephone: 02890 540 934 (Text relay prefix 18001).